Our People





robert


ROBERT D ASH, BCom (Hons), Chartered FCSI

Robert is a fully qualified stockbroker with more than twenty-five years’ experience including 5 years at Kitcat & Aitken in London.  He was also a partner in the well respected Harrogate firm of Cawood Smithie & Co with Duncan Williams and John Newsome.  Robert worked as an investment director at Brown Shipley in Leeds before becoming senior partner in Williams Investment Management LLP in May 2005.  Robert brings with him intimate knowledge of private client investment management, much of which he learnt from his late father-in-law, Jonathan Smithie, who founded Cawood Smithie in 1975.  Whilst at Cawood Smithie & Co, Robert set up its successful Northallerton office.

 

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denis

 

DENIS S KAYE, BA(Hons), FCA


Denis has been a chartered accountant for over thirty years, twenty of which were spent developing firms in Yorkshire.  He has roles in business development and finance with Williams Investment Management LLP.  As an accountant he gained a clear understanding of the ways in which professional advisers want to work with their clients’ investment managers and the importance of trust in those relationships.


Denis holds a number of non-executive directorships and mentors directors of family and owner-managed businesses.  He was founder of the North Yorkshire Branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and Deputy Chairman of the IoD in Yorkshire.

 

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john

 

JOHN E C NEWSOME, BSc Econ, Chartered FCSI


John is a fully qualified stockbroker with more than twenty-five years’ experience in private client fund management, investment research and strategy. He met Robert and Duncan at Cawood Smithie & Co in Harrogate, where he was also a partner.  Following Cawood Smithie’s sale to Brown Shipley, he continued to manage private client capital and also sat on its national investment policy committee.  He joined Williams Investment Management LLP in October 2007.

 

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duncan

 

DUNCAN C WILLIAMS, Chartered FCSI


Duncan is a fully qualified stockbroker with over twenty-five years’ experience of dealing with private clients.  His career started in Leeds with Broadbridge. He then moved to Cawood Smithie & Co where he became a partner.  Following the sale of Cawood Smithie to Brown Shipley, Duncan decided he wished to return to an independent firm in which he could focus more clearly on his clients and their long-term objectives.  He founded Williams Investment Management LLP in May 2004.

 

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duncan

 

EMMA COCHRANE, Chartered MCSI


Emma has wide ranging experience of all aspects of investment management administration. Starting at Brown Shipley in 2002, she joined Williams Investment Management in 2007 and is head of operations, giving her responsibility for the firm's settlement operations. She is also very much involved in the Yorkshire branch of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and has been its President.

 

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